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Substitutes Tom Ince - Looked lively after his introduction and scored the all-important goal. - 7 Laurent Depoitre Battled well with the Watford defenders. 6 Philip Billing Brought energy to the Town team after coming on. - 6 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN claimed a vital victory over Watford FC to boost their chances of Premier League survival.
Tom Ince netted the all-important goal for the Terriers in stoppage time, sending the Town faithful into delirium.
Town had dominated the majority of the match in West Yorkshire, but had failed to break down a resilient Watford defence until Ince’s late strike – which made the celebrations even more wild on a warm afternoon in Huddersfield.
Head coach David Wagner made just one change to the side that drew with Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium last weekend, with Collin Quaner given the nod over the eventual match-winner Ince.
And the former Union Berlin man started brightly, combining well with Florent Hadergjonaj on the right to cause problems for the Watford defence.
But it was opposite winger Rajiv van La Parra who came close to breaking the deadlock after 20 minutes, with his deflected cross landing on the roof of the Watford net with goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis left stranded.
Town took control of the opening exchanges at the John Smith’s Stadium, but could not find the goal to put them in front, and the visitors almost punished Town through Troy Deeney on the half hour mark – Hadergjonaj coming to the hosts’ rescue with a vital block.
The only other real chance in the first half fell to Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, – who netted against Town earlier in the season.
This time his effort from distance was straight at Jonas Lossl, meaning the teams headed into the break level, despite Town having the better of the first period.
The second half was equally as tight, with neither side having a clear opportunity on goal.
The John Smith’s Stadium did erupt with 20 minutes to go as Alex Pritchard went down in the area under a challenge from Sebastian Prodl, but referee Craig Pawson booked the creative midfielder for simulation.
And the Terriers were claiming